Granite hard biceps were flexed, perfectly pumped pecs were squeezed, insanely shredded quads were tensed, sliced to perfection abs were crunched, striation plastered glutes were clenched, ridiculously shiny posing trunks were worn, and endless slabs of sweat drenched, superhuman sized, vein plastered muscle mass were flexed, squeezed, popped, locked, strained and cranked in every which way possible at the biggest muscle freak show on the planet!
In the men's open class, PHIL HEATH defended his title and was crowned the champion for a fourth consecutive year. Phil has always had his share of critics, and for the past few years there have been those have said that runner up KAI GREENE should have beat him, but putting all that aside, there's no denying Phil's physique is fucking phenomenal! A genuine mountain of incredibly huge, ridiculously thick, carved beyond reason, freak show worthy muscle mass! SHAWN RHODEN was a well deserved third place competitor, while German muscle beast DENNIS WOLF, and Olympia veteran DEXTER JACKSON completed the top five.
Other highlights for me included Texan muscle daddy BRANCH WARREN who flexed his comically huge muscle mass into 6th place, competing in his usual dry as fuck, freakishly vascular, beyond grainy (Branch surely has to be the grainiest bodybuilder in the business?!) condition, Egyptian mass muscle monster MAMDOUH "BIG RAMY" ELSSBIAY who improved one place last year and took 7th, and STEVE KUCLO, who looked better than he ever has before, and whose massive delts, ripped quads, huge guns and dry glutes all helped him gain an impressive 9th place. Those awesome shiny light posers and the occasional cheeky scrunchiness Steve feels the need to indulge in are also winning points from this end!!
VICTOR MARTINEZ and JUAN MOREL completed the top ten in 7th and 9th place respectively (this being Juan's Olympia debut!), while fellow Olympia newbie JON DELARSOA had to settle for 14th. Pro veteran JOHNNIE JACKSON just missed the top ten by a spot, a brutally thick and frighteningly huge ROELLY WINKLAAR placed 12th, with FRED SMALLS just behind him in 13th place.
And some (amazing) backstage/pump room shots to finish...